Unsurprisingly I am still waiting for any kind of reply to my original request fro data from 2 Forces, Cumbria and Lincolnshire. They have both had reminders about their legal obligations on 12th and 27th July, but not even an acknowledgement have I received to those reminders. In the case of Cumbria I clarified my request to them on 18th June and that is the last I have heard from them. Similarly with Lincolnshire I got an letter of acceptance on 14th June and not another word since.
I will let sleeping dogs lie until the end of the week and then I will prepare my final set of figures on how much overtime goes unpaid each year, but I can tell you, from the data I have received (i.e. the Forces that did not respond with a refusal, or “We don’t hold that information” the total is nearly £5 million.